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New Model for Analyzing Antimicrobial Peptides with Biomedical Applications.

Author/Creator:
Beschin, A.
Publication:
Amsterdam : IOS Press, Incorporated, 2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (208 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Peptide antibiotics -- Analysis -- Congresses.
Invertebrates -- Immunology -- Congresses.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This volume first presents evidence for the earthworm's immune system; the results strongly suggest that certain molecules of the earthworm's immune system may be exploited as natural antibiotics - thus the biomedical applications.
Contents:
Intro
Preface
Contents
Introduction to the Earthworm Immune System
The Earthworm: A New Model with Biomedical Applications
Coelomocytes (Leukocytes)
Cytochemical Properties of Earthworm Coelomocytes Enriched by Percoll
Earthworm Coelomocytes: Convenient Model for Basic and Applied Sciences
Use of Fluorescent Probes to Analyze the Killing, Encapsulation and Chemotaxis Functions of Coelomocytes of the Earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris
Comparative Analysis of Earthworm Immune System Using Cell Surface and Intracellular Markers
Antimicrobial Activity and Cytotoxicity
Coelomic Fluid from Lumbricus terrestris and Eisenia foetida inhibits Escherichia coli
Earthworm Humoral Immune System: Interaction of Hemolysins with Lipid Membranes Requires Sphingolipids
Evidence for a Perforin-like Cell-mediated Cytolysis by Earthworm Coelomocytes
The Evolution of Cell Killing: When a Target Cell Became "Invited" to Choose How to Die
Other Annelid Models: Leeches
Leech Immune Responses: Contributions and Biomedical Applications
New Powerful Cascade Coagulant Inhibitors Isolated from the Gut of the Leech: Theromyzon Tessulatum
Other Invertebrate Models
The Ancient Principle of Membrane Permeabilization: Structure and Function of Evolutionarily Divergent Cytolytic and Antimicrobial Polypeptides
From Earthworm to Mussel Innate Immunity
The Prophenoloxidase Activating System in Invertebrates: A Short Review
Mitogenic, Lectin and Cytokine-like Activities
Mitogenic Factors in Eisenia Foetida Coelomic Fluid as Regulatory Molecules
TNF Analogue in Earthworms and the Role of Lectin-Saccharide Interactions in Regulatory Function of Primitive Cytokines
The Functional Relevance of the Lectin-like Activities of Cytokines: TNF as an Illustrative Example
Activities against Parasites.
Invertebrate Immune Responses to Eukaryotic Parasites: Reaction of Coelomocytes of Lumbricus Terrestris to Native and Non-native Parasite
Summary and Perspectives
An Overview of Cytolytic Factors in Eisenia Foetida Coelomic Fluid
Bibliography of Edwin L. Cooper emphasizing on earthworms (1966-2002)
Author Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Bilej, M.
Cooper, E.L.
Other format:
Print version: Beschin, A. New Model for Analyzing Antimicrobial Peptides with Biomedical Applications
ISBN:
9781601293992
9781586032371
OCLC:
53011397